Colonial Town Gate

Colonial Town Gate (HM319)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 4.624', W 81° 5.281'

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Davenport House

In 1757, during the administration of royal Governor Henry Ellis, a line of earthwork defenses, including a palisade, was erected around Savannah. Immediately west of this marker was located Bethesda Gate, one of the six entrances into the town. Through Bethesda Gate passed the Sea Island Road connecting Savannah and the tidewater settlements to the east and southeast.

This square, Known as Columbia Square, was laid out in 1799. Facing it on the north is the "Davenport House," one of the handsomest examples of Georgian architecture in the South. This finely proportioned dwelling, completed in 1820 was designed and built by its owner, Isaiah Davenport (1784-1827), one of Savannah's outstanding builder-architects.

In 1956 the "Davenport House" was restored by Historic Savannah Foundation as the first preservation project of that organization. It is open to the public at certain times during the week.
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HM NumberHM319
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number025-75
Year Placed1959
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 1:46pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491693 N 3548981
Decimal Degrees32.07706667, -81.08801667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.624', W 81° 5.281'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 37.44" N, 81° 5' 16.86" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 354-398 E State St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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